lake trout

noun

Definition of lake trout

: any of various trout and salmon found in lakes especially : mackinaw trout

Examples of lake trout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And as in other Great Lakes, lake trout are thriving. Steve Quinn, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Guide to Fishing the Great Lakes this Summer," 18 June 2020 On the north slope Blind Lake offers not only the trifecta, but grayling, and a hybrid splake (brookie and lake trout) as well. Bob Semerau, Outdoor Life, "Take an Overland Adventure to These Five Fishing Destinations," 4 June 2020 Troll for native cutthroat trout and invasive lake trout on the picturesque expanse of Yellowstone Lake. Alex Pulaski, Washington Post, "Yellowstone during the pandemic: Reliably magnificent," 2 July 2020 The rehabilitation of lake trout is the headliner, one of the biggest fisheries management success stories of recent decades. Steve Quinn, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Guide to Fishing the Great Lakes this Summer," 18 June 2020 In the 1960s, sea lamprey devastated the lake trout, lake whitefish and cisco fisheries in the Great Lakes, taking the yearly catch from 15 million pounds down to 300,000 pounds in about a 20-year span. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "10 Common Parasites and Diseases Found in Game Fish (and What You Need to Know About Them)," 27 May 2020 Here’s an easy-to-make chowder recipe using lake trout for us inland anglers who can’t get their hands on some fresh clams. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "How to Cook Lake Trout Chowder," 28 Apr. 2020 But our focus will be jigging from the warmth of the shack, targeting larger, generally tougher-to-catch lake trout. Steve Macone, New York Times, "Ice Fishing Is Fun!," 4 Mar. 2020 Tanner caught the lake trout, a freshwater fish also known as a mackinaw, on his line and reeled it in for about 15 minutes, Wilson said. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "11-year-old Colorado boy catches trout the size of a toddler," 28 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of lake trout

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Lake trout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lake%20trout. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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